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Old 06-08-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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Students prepare for heat

For anyone about to take a MSF class in the Houston area please prepare for some extreme heat. Taking the class can be stressful and having your brain fried from dehydration and fatigue won't help your learning process.

You will be in basic riding gear in the sun while sitting on a running bike generating a lot of extra heat. Many times you won't even be moving. You just sit there baking like a ham.

Last weekend was brutal for my class and none of them came prepared despite warnings. Some of them were really hurting after lunch because they only brought heavy jackets to ride in or didn't have a hat or ate too big of a lunch or waited until it was too late to start drinking water or only brought suguary drinks with caffene.

I have to send students home in the middle of class many times because they are having heat related problems that could have been prevented. Most every location I have taught at for the last 15 years has been without a shady place for students to cool down and rest.

It is a waste to drop someone who could have finished the class but could not continue because of overheating. Do everthing you can to reduce those effects. If you must, wait until later in the year.
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